I think I keep mine under “sleep” but I seem to be drawing more than I’m allocating
our was always server patching. no one ever questioned why the servers had to be patched every day of every week by 10 different people.
Some place I worked had a livid hell of buckets.
There was no “generic bucket”, and because that company’s accounting seemed to be in love with micromanagement, we had buckets anywhere between 2 and 100 hours for the team, but hundreds of these.
I don’t even remember how many times we had to do some emergency activity that had no bucket and we ended up filling buckets for cancelled projects just to please accounting.
Nobody cared when a software tester was booking development or a business analyst was making a build – but fire and brimstone if we overcharged a bucket by 10 minutes!
I swear when I worked for a natural gas transmission company in the early 1990s, the whole company spent something like 5 hours per week per employee supposedly researching regulatory compliance. I, however, was one of only five people assigned to actually do so, at least according to my job description. What I actually did was data entry and using the mainframe’s statistics program to plot various data for people in other departments.
One day, however, it came to my bosses’ attention that a law had been passed a few years ago which established a circumstance by which the company came into a minor windfall. Millions of dollars through a congressional incentive program that we hadn’t even intended to qualify. The sum was collected from Washington and applied to my department’s bucket.
Soon afterwards I was fired for composing short stories about dystopian futures where corporations controlled people’s lives so that I would look busy when I had no assignments.
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